Assistant Catering Manager

Better Staff Recruitment
South East London
£23,000 per annum
12 Apr 2017
12 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a highly prestigious residential home located in Blackheath, are seeking to recruit an experienced Assistant Catering Manager.

Job Summary:

To support the Catering Manager in the delivery of catering services across all sites by managing the day-to-day operation of caterings areas, ensuring adequate levels of staffing, taking responsibility for food safety, maintaining adequate levels of consumable and non-consumable stocks and by deputising in the absence of the Catering Manager.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

1. To ensure that everyone benefits from a high quality catering operation that offers freshly prepared, nutritious and well-presented food and courteous, efficient and professional levels of service delivery.

2. To support the Catering Manager by implementing agreed strategies, planning departmental activities appropriately, resolving issues in a timely manner, developing supportive and co-operative relationships and maintaining a robust quality assurance programme.

3. To provide continuity within the department by deputising in the absence of the Catering Manager, undertaking their regular tasks and by reporting in their absence to the Head of Operations.

4. To ensure that staffing levels are appropriate and that work rotas are developed and published

5. To lead by example in terms of behaviour and influence and to have a hands-on role in food preparation and service.

6. To ensure that the team comply with statutory and organisational requirements, including but not limited to Health and Safety; Fire Safety; Food Safety and that all necessary records are maintained and reports made.

7. To maintain appropriate stock levels by implementing and maintaining a robust stock-control system, placing orders with nominated suppliers in a timely fashion and ensuring that deliveries are accepted and goods stored in line with Food Safety requirements and company policies.

8. To support the Catering Manager in the development of menus for the Dining Room and CWCt.

General Duties & Responsibilities

1. To maintain confidentiality at all times and to comply with company policy thus ensuring security in the management and use of information.

2. To contribute to close working relationships with all personnel and to help to build an open, honest and happy culture that facilitates learning, creativity and excellence of delivery.

3. To be empathetic and courteous to residents and their relatives, treating them with care and consideration at all times and referring any issues or incidents directly to management/nursing staff as appropriate.

4. To undertake any other duties which are commensurate with the role at the request of the Catering Manager or Head of Operations , including project work, absence cover and taking part in College events.

6. To work in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and related College regulations

7. To undertake training as necessary in line with development of the post.

8. To participate fully in the performance management process and undertake Continuing Professional Development as required.

9. To achieve and demonstrate agreed standards of personal and professional development within agreed timescales.

10. To ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Essential Criteria

Minimum NVQ Level 2 Professional Cooking Qualification

Minimum NVQ Level 2 Food Safety

Previous Staff Supervisory Experience

Hours 39 per week (rotating shift pattern from Monday to Sunday)

This is a permanent position.